Biosecurity, Emergency Pest Fact Sheets, Pests, Diseases & Weeds, Pathogens & Diseases

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Are you aware of your shared biosecurity responsibility? 

In last month’s newsletter we provided members with an overview of the new Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014.
This month’s article will focus on the concept of shared responsibility and how the new Act achieves this by formally applying a General Biosecurity Obligation (GBO). 

http://www.qff.org.au/blog/aware-shared-biosecurity-responsibility/ 

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Pocket Diagnostics

Portable in-field plant disease diagnostic test kits - accurate, rapid and cost effective

http://www.arborcarbon.com.au/index.html#home

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Pest ID Tool Nursery Paper 2009

The project was jointly funded by NGIQ and Horticulture Australia Ltd (HAL) and released to industry in August 2009. In this Nursery Paper, John McDonald, NGIQ Industry Development Manager, (IDM) provides an overview of this industry innovation.

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Nursery Paper - Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology (Version July 2015 Issue no.6)

In 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and protocols for on-farm monitoring, inspection and surveillance for pests of biosecurity concern within production nurseries. The project, completed in 2014, has investigated national and international information and systems and has developed recommended monitoring, inspection and surveillance protocols that have the highest probability of success

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Managing weeds in production nurseries

Weeds or pest plants can have serious economic, environmental and social impacts. Weeds can reduce crop growth, compete for nutrients, water and light, harbour insect pests and pathogens, damage the aesthetics of the plant, reduce the ability to apply crop amendments, and can be one of the most significant input costs to production.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPzUpvF1Ew0

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1. AN INDEX OF PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS TECHNICAL ITEMS

Provides an index of pest, diseases and weeds technical items.

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Gypsy Moth Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of the Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar).

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Water Hyacinth 2011

Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes is a declared Class 2 plant under the Land Protection (Pest & Stock Route Management) Act 2002.

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Two Spot Mite Factsheet 2013

Managing two-spotted mite in production nurseries.

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Tree ferns (Cyathea spp.): reproductive versus fungal spores

This fact sheet compares the reproductive spores of the plant with the fungal spores that cause the disease tar spot.

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The biology and management of Colletotrichum diseases in production nurseries

This fact sheet includes information on the causal agents, symptoms, disease cycle, spread, host range, disease management and biosecurity issues.

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Soilborne root pathogens in production nurseries

This fact sheet provides information on destructive soilborne fungal pathogens that can occur in production nurseries, how they can be spread and how they can be managed.

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Silverleaf Whitefly Factsheet 2013

Managing silverleaf whitefly in production nurseries.

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Salvinia molesta 2011

Salvinia molesta is a ‘Weed of National Significance’ in Australia and a declared weed in Queensland.

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Protect your nursery from virus diseases

This fact sheet look at plant viruses that can affect nursery crops, and includes information on how viruses spread, how they survive, insect transmission, disease management and biosecurity issues.

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Pocket Diagnostic Nursery Paper 2010

In this Nursery Paper Queensland Industry Development Manager John McDonald outlines the technology behind and the application of the Pocket Diagnostic Text Kits relevant to the Australian horticultural industry.

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Phytophthora diseases: Problematic in the nursery and beyond

This fact sheet provides information on life cycle, symptoms, disease management and some of the horticulturally important species of Phytophthora in Australia.

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Pest ID Tool Nursery Paper 2009

The project was jointly funded by NGIQ and Horticulture Australia Ltd (HAL) and released to industry in August 2009. In this Nursery Paper, John McDonald, NGIQ Industry Development Manager, (IDM) provides an overview of this industry innovation.

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Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos spp.): Ink disease

Several foliar diseases of kangaroo paws are serious enough to make the plants unsellable, but the major foliar disease is ink disease or ink spot.

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IPM Nursery Paper 2004

This Nursery Paper, second in a series of three, looks at implementing some simple Integrated Pest (and disease) Management (IPM) techniques based on research tested by the Virginia Farm Trials project in South Australia.

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Integrated pest management plan for whiteflies in production nurseries

This fact sheet provides information on the background, general biology and species of whitefly that can affect nursery crop production.

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Integrated Pest Management in Ornamentals: Information Guide

This information guide is part of an educational and training package on integrated pest management (IPM) developed for the ornamentals industry by NSW Agriculture and the Horticultural Research and Development Corporation (HRDC).

era.deedi.qld.gov.au/2208/

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Soilborne Pathogen Management Plan 2014

The purpose of this paper is to provide information on destructive soilborne fungal pathogens that can occur in production nurseries, how they can be spread and how they can be managed.

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Scale Insect Fact Sheet 2015

This factsheet covers the biology of the most common species likely to be encountered in a production nurseries in Australia, (i.e. Coccidae, Margarodidae and Eriococcidae).

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Powdery Mildew Fact Sheet 2015

Powdery mildew is a widespread and important disease of many nursery plants and ornamentals.

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Nematode Fact Sheet 2015

Nematodes are a diverse group of microscopic, nonsegmented round worms that are tapered at each end.

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Mite Management Plan 2015

The purpose of this pest management plan is to provide production nurseries with knowledge of the range of mites that commonly can cause damage to plants, how they can be identified and effectively managed.

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Mealybug Fact Sheet 2015

Mealybugs are a specific type of scale insect from the family Pseudococcidae.

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Downy mildew Fact Sheet 2015

Downy mildews are obligate plant parasites that attack a wide range of plants and are responsible for some of the world's most destructive plant diseases. They also cause considerable losses to the nursery production of ornamental and vegetable seedlings.

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Cycad Blue Butterfly Fact Sheet 2015

Cycad blue butterfly, Theclinesthes onycha, is actually represented by two sub-species that are very similar in appearance. This fact sheet provides information about this species identification and management.

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Giant African Snail Contingency Plan 2015

This contingency plan has been compiled to provide a review of current knowledge, management options and recommended survey techniques for the giant African snail.

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Fireblight Contingency Plan 2014

This contingency plan provides background information on pest biology and available control measures to assist production nurseries with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of fire blight (Erwinia amylovora).

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Citrus Greening Contingency Plan 2013

This contingency plan provides background information on pest biologies and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of huanglongbing (citrus greening) and its vectors.

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White Fly Transmitted Viruses Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of a range of viruses that are transmitted by Whitefly vectors (Bemisia tabaci, Trialeurodes vaporariorum and T. abutilonia).

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Thrips Transmitted Viruses Contingency Plan 2011

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of a range of viruses that are transmitted by five genera of thrips (Thrips, Frankliniella, Scirtothrips, Microcephalothrips and Ceratothripoides).

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Threat Specific Contingency Plan: Tarnished plant bug

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris). The plan provides guidelines and options for steps to be undertaken and considered when developing a Response Plan for incursion of this pest.

http://www.ngiq.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/110929-CP-Tarnished-plant-bug.pdf

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Sudden Oak Death Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Sudden oak death (Phytophthora ramorum).

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Serpentine Leaf Miner Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Serpentine leaf miner (Liriomyza huidobrensis).

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